Joe P Cardinal Bursary/Internship Award Aboriginal Multi-Media Society (AMMSA)

Joe P. Cardinal Scholarship

Joe P Cardinal Bursary/Internship Award Aboriginal Multi-Media Society (AMMSA)

AMMSA is pleased to offer an annual Bursary/Internship Award to an Aboriginal student to further their education in communications specializing in broadcasting and/or journalism. This Bursary is intended to assist students in the 2nd or subsequent years of a degree program in radio broadcasting or journalism.

The Bursary is named to honour Joe P. Cardinal, Elder, AMMSA Board Member and leader who believed communications was key to greater understanding between people and cultures.

Applicants MUST:
Be First Nations, Inuit or Métis, hold permanent Canadian resident status and have in Alberta
Be enrolled in the 2nd year (or beyond) of a Canadian post secondary Journalism or Radio & Television Arts Program or Equivalent Certified Training Program (as recognized by Alberta Learning) and be able to produce a transcript of grades from the 1st year
Be available to participate in a 4 week internship program at AMMSA at the completion of the school year. (There is an opportunity for the internship to be extended to a 4 month paid internship.)
Be interested in acting as an ambassador for the broadcast industry and serving as a role model for other Aboriginal people to encourage them to pursue careers in broadcasting

One bursary valued at $4,000 will be awarded each year. This award may be applied to academic and/or living costs. An additional $1,000 will be awarded to the student for their participation in the AMMSA Internship program.

Bursary recipients are eligible for continued scholarship awards each year they continue in the approved programs in the amount of $2,500 annually to a maximum of $10,000


2011 Recipient of the Joe P. Cardinal Award:

Brandon Alexis

Brandon Alexis

Application Form:
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Selection Committee:
The management team of AMMSA will grade each application on the criteria outlined

Deadline for submissions: May 15, 2012

Please submit to
Carol Russ
AMMSA Bursary Selection Committee
13245 - 146 Street
Edmonton, AB T5L 4S8

Fax: 780-455-7639



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